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♪ good monday morning, everyone. right now on "first look," authorities believe the boston bombers had enough firepower and explosives to strike again. the captured bombing suspect is responding to questions from investigators and formal charges are expected to be filed today. at least three dead as floods overwhelm sections of the midwest while hundreds rush with sandbags to elevate flood walls. plus, government spending cuts hit air traffic controllers with the real test of delays coming today. actress reese witherspoon's bizarre confrontation with police over a dui. and fear strikes thousands celebrating a marijuana celebration in colorado. good morning to you. i'm betty nguyen.
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the fbi's investigation into the boston terror attack is picking up steam as the city prepares to mark one week since the bombings. here's what we know this morning, suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev remains in serious condition at a boston hospital with gunshot wounds including one to his throat possibly from a suicide attempt. he has yet to be charged in connection with the attack or been notified of his miranda rights, however, this morning officials tell nbc news he's awake and using pen and paper to answer questions from investigators. all of this as the fbi says it has obtained surveillance footage showing tsarnaev putting down his backpack near the finish line just minutes before the explosion. massachusetts governor deval patrick says he's been briefed on the footage. >> the suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second
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explosion, so pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly. >> all right, so while we wait on that video, i want you to look at these new infrared images released showing the final intense moments of the manhunt. stun grenades just exploded as police moved in to capture the 19-year-old, and it capped a nearly four-day search for dzhokhar and his older brother, tamerlan, and while the nation was reeling, we are getting word this morning that the brothers actually carried on with their normal lives. dzhokhar was seen working out at a college gym the day after the bombings where friends tell nbc news that he appeared normal and unfazed by the attack while older brother tamerlan was killed in the shootout. he wasn't a stranger to investigators. an article in the "los angeles times" says he told his mother about getting a call from the fbi in connection with the investigation. that report raised questions
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after news the russian government originally flagged him two years ago. >> they were concerned about his possible radicalization, and so they went from there. the fbi did their due diligence and did a very thorough job of trying to run that to ground. >> while boston plans remembrances and a moment of silence today, dozens remain hospitalized from the attack including at least two children. nbc's chris palone is in boston with the latest. good morning, chris. what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, betty. it has been a week since the bombing and in the city of boston people coming together over the weekend to try to offer each other healing and in the wake of what's happened in the city. many continuing to heal in local hospitals, as well. the latest information we have is that 52 people are still being treated for their injuries. at least three are still in critical condition. as we mentioned lots of memorial services here in boston over the weekend. yesterday morning boston's
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catholic leader cardinal sean o'malley said mass and it included ed davis. near boylston street people came out to pay their respects and to leave mementos at that makeshift memorial. that's the story in boston. i'm chris pollone, back to you, betty. five were shot in a washington state apartment complex. it happened in federal way around 9:30 local time last night. one suspect was shot and killed by a responding officer, so far, the motive is still unknown. residents in the midwest today are fighting deadly spring flooding, which is being blamed for three deaths. two people were killed when trucks were swept off indiana roads by flash flooding and one died in missouri where towns along the mississippi
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like clarksville are trying desperately to hold back the rising water. >> it came very fast. faster than '08, and we don't have the help we had in '08 so everyone is pulling together and doing the best they can. >> we're not out of the woods. well, if we have rain up north or that quick snow melt, we're going to see higher levels yet. >> well, the river is expected to crest today in clarksville at 11 feet over flood stage, and the town is hoping the sandbags will be high enough. let's check in with bill karins with more on the flooding. is it true they'll see more rain. >> about another inch of rain but the question is is will it really affect the river much? it may just slow down the crest. not going to go higher than they are. the worst of the flooding is just about done. it's almost crested now in the mississippi river north of st. louis and we don't expect it to go much higher in st. louis either. so, in other words, the worst has been done the mississippi river and also grand rapids. very afraid of what would happen in grand rapids.
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that grand river breaked last night at 10:00 p.m. the other rivers, the one that has to crest slower journey on the illinois river will crest on tuesday in peoria and crest a little further to the south of there on wednesday and thursday. that's really the only river we'll have additional concerns through the rest of this week. now, we will have additional rain and raining near des moines but won't head over the flood zone into tonight or tomorrow and expect another half inch and not as bad as the last storm that dropped 4 inches. no additional concerns but another spring storm and cold one moving through the midwest. snow? rapid city. right through south dakota. that's also going to be a rainy day in south florida, on and off showers and thunderstorms where it will be warm and humid. bundle up in the northeast. >> all right. thanks, bill.
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welcome back, everybody. here's some stories making news today. five people killed in a colorado avalanche over the weekend were all experienced snowboarders and instructors. authorities say the group was buried by some eight feet of snow saturday near loveland pass about 30 miles west of denver. also in colorado, gunfire erupted at a marijuana party while revelers were celebrating the 4/20 holiday. at least two people were injured but are expected to be okay. police say they are now looking for two suspects. secretary of defense chuck hagel arrived in israel on sunday for a week-long visit to the middle east. speaking in jerusalem, the secretary said the u.s. agenda is focused on deterring iran and
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hagel also reiterated what he called the special relationship between the united states and israel. less than a week after the boston marathon bombings, a chicago teenager has been picked up for attempting to join a syrian jihadist military group. the police arrested 18-year-old abdella ahamd tounisi on charges of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. five people were killed in arizona over the weekend when their van flipped while being chased by border patrol agents. 22 people were in the suv at the time of the crash. in china now, the search continues for survivors of last week's devastating earthquake. the government has so far confirmed more than 150 deaths and some 11,000 injured. >> engines start. liftoff. test mission from the pad. and look at it go. it was a successful launch sunday for a new rocket carrying supplies to the international space station. the rocket lifted off from a
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base in virginia on a test flight to send a cargo ship into space. always fascinating to watch. now for a look ahead we turn to cnbc's courtney reagan. good morning, courtney. >> good morning. stocks actually looking to rebound after the dow posted its worst weekly drop in a year. tech leading the way lower. apple fell 9% last week. worries about iphone demand prompted investors to look at it. apple lost $300 billion in market value since last september. well, the senate may vote on a bill to let states collect sales tax on all online purchases and they've been recruiting users to rally against the measure and gas prices could drop another 20 cents by memorial day. it is due to the falling oil prices and continued weak energy demand. good news for drivers looking to hit the road. betty. >> may be time for a road trip then. thank you. other stories, traveling by
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air, first day with a 10% slash to the air traffic controller workforce. it's part of the sequester. delays were mostly non eexisten on thursday except for waits around new york and los angeles but the real test begins today. the furloughs last through september and are expected to save 200 million bucks. the u.s. is going after china on cybersecurity and "wall street journal" reports that they're considering several aggressive options to confront them ranging from diplomatic pressure to indicting chinese nationals in u.s. courts. officials tell "the journal" they're not necessarily eminent by demonstrate how top stories of this monday his budget proposes an $800 milli million boost. the atf wants to know what
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we want to get back to our continuing coverage of the terror attacks. today a moment of silence will be held at 2:50 this afternoon, one week to the moment two terrorists tried to shatter the spirit of boston. a nurse tells the associated press she finds strength in seeing her patients' faces, their smiles knowing that they
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are getting better. meanwhile, federal charges could come for dzhokhar tsarnaev as soon as today. he will likely face state charges in connection with the fatal shooting of an mitt romney police officer. this morning officials tell nbc news he is awake and using pen and paper to answer investigators' questions. now, all of this as investigators try to piece together why they believe he and his brother planted two bombs at the boston marathon which killed three and injured more than 180. the main focus of the investigation is turning to why the older brother, tamerlan, killed in a shoot-out with police early friday morning traveled to russia for six months last year. the fbi also admits they interviewed him in 2011 raising questions as to whether possible warning signs were missed. we are also learning this morning an incredible story from a man would witnessed two explosions in just one week. the boston marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in west texas.
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joe berti ran the marathon and crossed the finish line just moments before the explosion and then headed to west, texas. >> you see a picture of a nuclear explosion and that's what it looks like. it was just massive. on the left side of the highway. obviously shocked to see another explosion after having just come back from boston. >> i can't even imagine but thankfully both of them are okay. more than four days after that huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in central texas officials say everyone is accounted for. 14 people were killed. 200 injured and of those 14, authorities say 10 were first responders. nbc's gabe gutierrez reports from west, texas. >> reporter: new video after it exploded in a fireball. for the first time we see an apartment complex ripped open, chunks of concrete tossed hundreds of yards. a school heavily damaged and this nursing home shattered.
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investigators said they found the origin of the explosion but it won't say where or what triggered it and still aren't sure what caused wednesday's initial fire. >> we know there was an initial fire and explosion. >> reporter: local authorities say everyone is accounted for and they don't expect to find any more bodies. 14 people were killed including buck uptmor. >> such a big hole. such a big hole in it now. >> reporter: more residents were allowed back into their homes but the area closest to the plant is still off-limits. >> my daughter's house is caved in, but we at least would like to be able to get in and start cleaning up and salvaging what can be salvaged. >> we have to have church outside. >> reporter: on this somber sunday in texas, a congregation celebrated mass outside knowing their town would never be the same. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, west, texas. >> that's a long road ahead for
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them, indeed. in health news a new report from "the journal pediatrics" warns people to say just say no challenge. have you heard of the cinnamon challenge? it's the risky trend that went viral last year and dared teens to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon without water in 60 seconds or less. now doctors warn long-term damage could include threat irritation, lung inflammation, asthma attacks and at least 30 teens needed medical care last week including one michigan teen hospitalized for a collapse lung. heed that warning. now we want to get back to bill karins for another look at the forecast today. bill? >> well, betty, the flooding in the midwest is the big story but it's not the only weather story. can you believe it's snowing once again? all white, all snow moving across south dakota. haven't he had enough? minor travel concerns, only a couple inches expected and south florida, warm, humid, completely different than the snow in south dakota and will be that way this afternoon too so everyone in florida traveling on the roads
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or in the air especially the airports out of miami have to deal with a few storms and also chilly in nuclear today. temperatures only there in the 30s for the most part so need the jacket this morning. hopefully carry it home with temperatures near 60 in many areas by this afternoon so again around the country the big concerns are the midwest. next spring storm is heading for the flood zone. >> all right. we will be watching and thank you, bill. just ahead, what oscar winner reese witherspoon did to get arrested. plus, the university of notre dame's football team has their eye on a different type of offense. when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instead of "strength training with patrick willis." come on todd! flap them chicken wings. [ grunts ] well, i travel a lot and umm... [ male announcer ] at visa signature, every upgraded experience comes from listening to our cardholders. visa signature. your idea of what a card should be.
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leading the news "usa today" boston bombing suspect opening up to police. the 19-year-old suspect who remains hospitalized in serious condition began responding to questions in writing because of a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound to his neck. in politico a fascinating story. ted cruz versus marco rubio on immigration. the first term senators both with cuban roots and potential future presidential rivals differ greatly over immigration legislation and path to citizenship. let's get you some sports now. miami's opening round game, look at that the heat's birdman, chris anderson rolled to the hoop for the slam and rihanna was up out of her seat cheering. they crushed the bucks. in the west, san antonio off to a strong start against the lakers cruising to 91-79 victory in game one. their first round series. a big trade in nfl as the new york jets send darrelle revis to tampa bay for the 13th
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overall pick in thursday any nfl draft and another pick in 2014. now to baseball and the 13th inning, the angels' mark strtru aball. with bases loaded in the tenth inning in boston, a two-out walk giving kansas city the lead and royals defeated red sox 5-4 in a game that was actually postponed friday because of the citywide lockdown during the hunt for the boston marathon bombers. and check this out. will middlebrooks of the red sox sent out a tweet showing the bats he made used by jonny gomes on sunday. they were engraved in the words "boston strong" followed by the names of the three bombing victims and the officer killed. the bats will be auctioned off for charity. a scary moment at a drag race near charlotte. the fiberglass body of a funny car came loose. look at that. flying through the air over a fence where fans were standing. luckily despite how bad it looks
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there were only two minor injuries. a notre dame spring football game nose tackle louis nix took over at quarterback -- see him right there -- taking a snap and ran into the end zone for a two-point conversion. >> quarterback draw. 350 pounds of thunder. that was downhill, baby. >> that was some thunder, all right. that is a play that notre dame has never done before, but don't be surprised if they call that next season. it definitely worked. did you hear about this? reese witherspoon apparently had trouble walking the line. the oscar-winning actress and husband jim toth were arrested and jailed early friday morning for an alleged dui and disorderly conduct. according to the police report, while tothe was given a sobriety
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test reese claimed he wasn't a real police officer and wouldn't stay in the car. she said, do you know my name? you're about to find out who i am. oh, yeah. she went there. well, in a statement witherspoon says she clearly had too much to drink and is deeply embarrassed. sad news here. three door down bassist todd harrell was charged with vehicular homicide over the weekend after causing a fatal crash that killed a 47-year-old man. harrell was intoxicated and also in possession of over 30 assorted prescription pills. tom cruise's "oblivion" owe blif yachted the box office, $38 million. jennifer lawrence presented bill clinton with a glaad media award and actually ended up flubbing the president's name. >> we are happy to present glaad's advocate of change award to president glib -- bill
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clinton. >> it wasn't that bad. kim kardashian is no longer a married woman. her divorce was finalized friday and according to e! news, she isn't paying that guy a penny. i'm betty and this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned. "way too early" starts right now. >> we believe may have actually traveled on an alias to get back to his home country in that 6 and a half month s or so become important. he had some radicalization before he left and didn't travel on his own name or some variation and when he comes back he has a renewed interest in that radicalization belief process and would lead one to believe that's probably where he got that final radicalization to push him to commit
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